January News

Meet SV2’s new Community Initiative Grantee Partner: Redwood City Together

Wednesday, 1/25 | 11:00am - 12:00pm PT | Zoom

We’re thrilled to announce that Redwood City Together was selected as SV2’s new Community Initiative Grantee Partner, and will receive $500,000 of unrestricted funding over the next three years. This amazing Grantee Partner was selected by a Core Team of community leaders, SV2 Partners, and staff who made this grant decision on behalf of SV2. Join us for a “Shareback Session” to hear more about the Core Team's process and learn about the work of Redwood City Together. RSVP for Shareback Session.


Welcome Brightline Defense and Climate Resilient Communities - new Grantee Partners!

In this season of extreme weather and flooding, our Climate Justice Grant Round was a big success. We selected Brightline Defense and Climate Resilient Communities as our new Grantee Partners. Both are doing deeply impactful work, have strong leadership, and promising growth potential.


Impact Investing Group (IIG):

January Monthly Pitches 

Wednesday, 1/11 | 11:30am - 2:00pm PT | Zoom

We're kicking off 2023 with 2 incredible social enterprises pitching for impact investment. PathMatch is an edtech company referred by portfolio company Zeal Capital Partners and 4P Foods, sourced from TONIIC, is a regenerative food delivery service for local farmers.


U.S. South Trip Partner Sharing

Thursday, 1/19 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm PT | Zoom

In October, ten SV2 Partners and CEO David Onek took an unforgettable journey with Telos Group to New Orleans, Jackson, Selma, and Montgomery, into the heart of the US racial justice and civil rights movement. Participants visited key historical sites and met with local advocates and leaders, deepening their understanding of our history and of the advocacy efforts on the ground today. Join this session to hear reflections about the trip from our Partners followed by questions from the audience and an open discussion.



SV2 Grantee Partner Celebrations, Volunteer Opportunities, and Events

Climate Resilient Communities 

Storm Preparation Tips from CRC


Shop the ICA Marketplace! | By shopping with us, you’re helping the Bay Area small business ecosystem thrive. Shop now.

Puente de la Costa Sur

Alzheimer and Dementia Workshop on January 24 | This will be an informational workshop in Spanish, about the impact of Alzheimer’s Disease, the difference between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, Alzheimer’s disease stages and risk factors and a lot more. Sign up here.

Redwood City PAL

Family Art Nights - Last Friday of every month | Join an evening full of enrichment through art that is fun for all ages and members of your family. Taught by our professional PAL staff. In-person or virtual events are available. Upcoming PAL Events.


Join us on January 18 to learn more about fair housing so you can better understand the challenges and opportunities, and the very real impacts fair housing issues and laws have in our community.RSVP

Upward Scholars

Supporting local small businesses started and owned by Upward Scholars students and alumni helps students continue to live out their entrepreneurial dreams! Support a student

Village Enterprise

Read about their amazing impact in this interactive 5-year report. Village Enterprise has been a Grantee Partner (receiving grant funding) and an Impact Investee Partner (SV2 invested in their Development Impact Bond, which proved the efficacy of their model and repaid all investors).


The Social Impact Book Club, led by SV2 Partner Paru Desai, is for current Partners only and meets on the 3rd Sunday of each month. Join the Book Club on mySV2!

About SV2

Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund (SV2) is a learning community of everyday givers committed to accelerating equity in the Bay Area through grantmaking and impact investing. For over 20 years, SV2 has been a trusted social innovation leader supporting locals to connect, learn, and practice giving in community alongside their peers. 

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